University of Jyväskylä is an exchange destination for Utrecht University students of the faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences in Jyväskylä, Finland.

Academic calendar

Semester I : September - Mid-December
Semester II: January – May

Application deadline
Semester I: 15th of May
Semester II: 1st of November

Areas of study open to exchange students


Language of instruction



Normal study load per term:
In grades: 0 – 5 (0 is fail, 5 is excellent)
Credits : ECTS

Cost of living

We recommend that you have at least 700 € per month in order to have enough funds to pay for your food, lodgings, clothes, study material, social life, etc. How much you need in the end is partly also a question of your personal spending habits.

Average costs:

Rent in a student apartment 210-330 €, deposit 250 € (rents in the private rental market higher)
Lunch in a student restaurant 2.60 € (Bachelor's and Master's level students)
Monthly bus pass 51 € for the local transportation
University sports fee 60 €/academic year 2018-2019
Survival kit for exchange students 70 €

The cost of course literature is not very high, since most of the books can be borrowed from the University Library.

More information on the cost of living

Number of places available

4 places per year

More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.

Or contact the International Office:

Bart Weerdenburg, Loes van Velzen, Nicole van der Hoeven - Sneijder

The International office offers information and support for incoming and outgoing exchange students of the Faculty of Social Sciences. Contact us if you have any questions about studying abroad on a temporary basis.

International Office of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Visiting address: Sjoerd Groenman building
Padualaan 14, 3584 CH Utrecht

Tel: +31 (0)30 253 3659

Walk-in Office Hours (max. 5 min a person)

Only for short questions and handing in documents.
Location: Information Desk STIP, ground floor, Sjoerd Groenman building

Opening hours: Monday 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, Tuesday 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m., Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Please note: no walk-in office hours on Monday 3 February

Office Hours by appointment

Appointments can be made via email: (please, add your phone number).

Tuesday: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Bart Weerdenburg (Coordinator International Relations): Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Nicole van den Hoeven-Sneijder (International Officer): Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Loes van Velzen (International Officer): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

International office of Utrecht University

For questions about universitywide programmes, contact one of the University International Office employees.